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Who's Children are They?

Who's Children are They?

Mark Vallen from his series Art for Change   They are your children, though you cannot and do not see them. They are all of our children…the parentless, homeless, abused, innocent victims of war, and the unloved children of the world. Why are they our children? Because they are the future, they are the future […]

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A Family Overcomes Child Abuse and Fights to Stay Out of Foster Care

I'm sitting here doing my Sunday night ritual of watching "Extreme Home Makeover" so I can have my weekly reality check and have a good cry. I wanted to especially tune into night as the show was about a family from my home town, Kansas City, but also because it was about a family who's […]

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HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!

HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!

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Reuters Update: Haditha Probe Continues.

Sat May 12, 2007 8:05PM EDT By Marty Graham CAMP PENDLETON, California (Reuters) – U.S. commanders rejected a local council's request for an investigation days after Marines in Iraq killed 24 civilians in the town of Haditha in November 2005, according to testimony on Saturday at a military tribunal. The councilors’ concerns were dismissed because […]

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Meetings

Bonn – The UNFCC has big meetings going on now in Bonn.  The scientific and technological advice wizards as well as the policy wonks, aka the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), have been hard at work since May 7.  There are 2,000 participants from governments, business and industry, environmental organizations and research institutions.  Next week, […]

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Pentagon Charges Hamdan with War Crimes

Pentagon Charges Hamdan with War Crimes

The Pentagon yesterday formally charged Salim Ahmed Hamdan for war crimes before a military commission at the naval detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hamdan, who served as Usamma bin Laden's personal driver and bodyguard for more than five years, has been detained without charge since 2001. According to the charge sheet released by the […]

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World Fair Trade Day, May 12, 2007

World Fair Trade Day, May 12, 2007

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, 2007, is World Fair Trade Day, this years theme is "Kids Need Fair Trade,". Please take this day to think about what you buy, where it comes from, and how you are affecting the future of the worlds children. Start teaching your children today the value of fair trade, and its […]

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"The most violent element in society is ignorance." – Emma Goldman

"The most violent element in society is ignorance." – Emma Goldman

Do not let children continue to suffer for our own ignorance!

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A Little Automotive Fun – Plus Some Serious Business

A Little Automotive Fun – Plus Some Serious Business

I touched on hydrogen vehicles in my post from April 30. I noted a comparison in the “NY Times” of several approaches. Here’s a video. Well, I was at the Tribeca Film Festival’s concluding street fair on Saturday and GM had some vehicles on display. I talked a bit with Raj Choudhury, a project manager […]

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Humanitarian Spotlight: Kimmie Weeks

Humanitarian Spotlight: Kimmie Weeks

  The 2007 BRICK AWARDS honored Kimmie Weeks, this year for his outstanding efforts in making a global impact, mainly on issues of children and war. The Brick Awards honor young people under the age of 25, who have taken and made amazing strides to make a difference. Please do check out the other winners, […]

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Marines Testify in Haditha Case.

Marines Testify in Haditha Case.

Testimonials for the Article 32 investigation into the November 2005 events in Haditha, Iraq unveiled grave degradations and dereliction of duty. Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz testified that he witnessed Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich kill five Iraqi's who were bound and detained following an IED encounter by the Marines of Kilo Company. Dela Cruz stated […]

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The Child Soldiers of Africa

The Child Soldiers of Africa

Last week, the NY Times brought the issue of child soldiers to the public’s attention in the hard hitting article, The Prefect Weapon for the Meanest Wars. Africa has the largest amount of child soldiers, with an estimated 200,000, of the total world estimate of around 300,000 child soldiers. I am of course cynical, and […]

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EUFOR and Norwegian Officials Arrest Karadzic Associates

EUFOR and Norwegian Officials Arrest Karadzic Associates

Officials in Norway have arrested a 40-year old man for war crimes committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992. According to Norwegian police officials, the man is alleged to have committed rape, illegal detentions and "a series of cases of gross violence" against Bosnian Serbs. Norway does not have war crimes legislation, but is considering draft laws […]

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Sierra Leone's Charles Taylor Trial Date Set; US foils Terrorist Plot, Serbs Elect War Criminal.

Sierra Leone's Charles Taylor Trial Date Set; US foils Terrorist Plot, Serbs Elect War Criminal.

Opening arguments in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will take place on June 4. Taylor, who served as president from 1997 to 2003, is indicted on 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, mass murder, rape, sexual slavery and the conscription of child soldiers. He is under prosecution by the Special […]

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Israeli Security Agency Torturing Palestinian Prisoners, Report Says.

Israeli Security Agency Torturing Palestinian Prisoners, Report Says.

A joint report from The Center for the Defence of the Individual and B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights group, allege grave violations of international law occurred at the hands of the Israeli government. According to the report, Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, degrades Palestinian prisoners and prevents access to lawyers or International Committee of […]

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